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Giant Tails of Helium Observed Escaping Jupiter-Like Planet
Astronomers used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at the McDonald Observatory to discover some of the longest tails of gas yet observed escaping a planet.
Vulnerable Neighborhoods Bore Brunt of Pandemic Well into its Second Year
A study in PLOS Computational Biology from University of Texas at Austin epidemiologists examined COVID infection and hospitalization rates by zip code.
New Imaging Tool Shines a Light on Role of GlycoRNAs in Cancer and Immunity
The previously unknown molecule was just discovered two years earlier and appears to play important roles in health.
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Moving From Distressed Areas to Better-Resourced Neighborhoods Improves Kids’ Asthma
Roger Peng, a professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences, contributed to a new study of childhood asthma in JAMA.
Depression in LGBTQ Youth Linked with Lack of Parental Support, Controlling Behavior
The study also found whether a young person was out to their parents mattered.
New Model Could Yield Clues about Diseases Related to Chromosome Packing
The most accurate quantitative model yet for understanding the role of condensin during cell division is also visually stunning.
Newfound Link Between Alzheimer’s and Iron Could Lead to New Medical Interventions
A novel imaging method using DNA-based fluorescent sensors is yielding new insights about the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
James Webb Space Telescope Images Challenge Theories of How Universe Evolved
Hefty young galaxies defy the reigning model of cosmology, called "dark energy + cold dark matter" or ΛCDM.
James Webb’s First Stunning Image of Cassiopeia A, Fragments of a Hellish Explosion
A new image of a supernova remnant reveals wonders, beauty, secrets of star structure and building blocks of life.
A New Way of Looking at the Differences Between the Sexes
Researchers set out to explain the variation in how the same genes are expressed in men and women.